Dr. Saed Amer is an assistant professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on computer integrated manufacturing and robot controlled nondestructive testing.
Dr. Amer also worked on sustainability Metrics Research and systematic measures to enforce engineering sustainability education. Previous work included seat comfort analyses for Boeing aircrafts and robotics solutions for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) remediation. Finally, Dr. Amer worked on simulation solutions for hybrid renewable energy research.
Dr. Amer earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer and Information Systems Engineering in August, 2012 from Tennessee State University, USA.
Jaby Mohammed is a faculty at Illinois State University. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Louisville (2006), masters in Industrial Engineering from University of Louisville (2003) and also a master’s in business administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University (2001). His research interests include advanced manufacturing, design methodologies, six sigma, lean manufacturing, and engineering education. He previously taught at Khalifa University (UAE),Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, IN and at Morehead State University, KY. He is a member of IIE, SME, ASQ, ASEE, and Informs.
Dr. Ali Bouabid is currently assistant professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to that, he held a faculty position in the General Studies department at the Petroleum Institute, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he taught and was coordinator of freshmen engineering courses (ENGR101 and ENGR110). He also taught Engineering Design courses (STPS201 and STPS251) and Mechanical Engineering course (MEEGG201). Prior to these appointments in the UAE, Dr. Bouabid was associate professor and Engineering Program coordinator at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) from 2006 to 2014, where he contributed to develop the Engineering program and to establish transfer agreements between PVCC and several universities in Virginia, such as UVA, VT, ODU, and GMU.
His research interests are mainly on Engineering Education and on Environmental Systems. He has contributed to the development of a decision support system for sustainable access to water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. His current research includes investigating potential pathways to transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy solutions in developing countries.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Bouabid worked in the industry (engineering and manufacturing) for more than 12 years in France and in Morocco, where he held several management positions.
Dr. Bouabid holds a DEST (BS) and an Engineer degree (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers of Paris, France and a MSc and a PhD degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA.
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